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Poster: Spaced Date: Jun 26, 2006 11:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 question

I think the 256 VBRs sound good, but I no longer have a great stereo. Still there are easy things to keep in mind; sorry if I'm repeating.

One road would be to get a new CD player that reads MP3, and a deadicated player should be better than the sound on a cheap DVD player, where analog-to-digital components are low quality.

And I think there's a real difference between 96 and 128kbs MP3 and the higher rates. You can test different settings yourself with a CD you own. I changed my mind on the lower settings and bought Radiohead and Coldplay again because I was missing too much.

It's probably better to spend the extra cents on another CD and stick with better MP3s. It seems like 2 longer shows per CD works for me. Alot of this is subjective, and I only notice on flash MP3 players with nice headphones.

-me

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Poster: mike65! Date: Jun 27, 2006 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mp3 question

quote by Spaced:

"One road would be to get a new CD player that reads MP3, and a deadicated player should be better than the sound on a cheap DVD player, where analog-to-digital components are low quality."

True enough, but I needed a DVD player also, and this sounds as good as the $250 Sony cd player that it replaced. I'm planning on spending the money I saved on a new preamp, which will have a much more significant difference on the sound.

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